Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing peripheral neuropathies. Outlining several health challenges that are caused by squeezing of nerves in the neck, back and skull. Contending that RLS (restless leg syndrome), tingling in hands and feet, atrial fibrulation and tinnitis along with several other health challenges.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Winfrey discuss a news article concerning a study of first year out of medical school doctors. Researchers observed 29 internal medicine interns and recorded whether they used five valued communication skills. The five skills were whether or not they introduced themselves, explaining their medical role to the patient, touching the patient, asking open ended questions like "How are you feeling today?" and sitting down with the patient for a converstation. Finding they touched patients 65% of the time (though many times this was in the process of a physical exam). Asked open ended questions 75% of the time only introducing themselves 40% of the time. Explained their role 37% of the time sitting down with patients only 9% of the time. In total the interns did all five behaviors during just 4% of their visits.
- Chaz has cerebral palsy resulting in hip problems that cause his feet to point out.
- Everett's father has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and wants to lose weight.
- Anthony's father has Parkinson's disease.
- Marianne has cataracts and neuropathies.
- Ileah has several health challenges including hypothyroidism, hypertension, atrial fibrulation, osteoarthritis and obesity.
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